Special ceremonies for ending and beginning the Torah cycle.

The Torah is taken out during prayer services on Shabbat, Mondays and Thursdays.

Shabbat Parah, Shabbat HaHodesh and Shabbat HaGadol.

What you should know before you're called to the Torah.

How the Jews in Palestine responded to Nazi anti-Semitism and genocide, 1929-1945.

The Holy City changed hands many times before the War of Independence.

Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan's daughter's modest break with patriarchal traditions created new religious options for Jewish women.

The defining moment of the ceremony is the child's first aliyah, but children may also play additional roles in the service.